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  1. Carpentry
    I am putting in a partition wall that runs parallel to floor joists below and rafters above. The floor joists and rafters are offset by about 7” and I’m going to build the wall under the rafters. This will put the wall between the floor joists below. I read elsewhere that the floor sheathing...
  2. Remodeling
    Hi there, I'm considering replacing old interior wood paneling with wood plank, like pine tongue and groove, or aromatic cedar. I've read a few things but it seems lots of folks are just gluing these onto existing walls. I'd rather tear out the old paneling which I think just has studs and...
  3. Electrical
    I'm in the process of wiring a generator subpanel two stud bays over from a main panel. I'm going to connect the two panels with EMT conduit which will be how almost every circuit is wired in the sub. After doing the fill calcs, I'll either need a 1-1/2" EMT conduit, or two parellel 1"...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi! I'm a new member with a question I wasn't sure where to put. I am working on putting up bookshelves on an interior wall of my apartment. Here are the facts: 1. building is 30 years old 2. Here is stud pattern: one at corner, the next 16", then 24" apart 3. My shelf is 8.5' long. It...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hi.. i am new drafter want to asking about joining stud? 1. can we join studs between interior shear wall to exterior shear wall directly? all wall are fire rating, or it must be a GWB between them? like picture 1 : 2. in the picture 1. studs are not align duo to make wall finish align and...
  6. Carpentry
    Hello, We are preparing to install a single stud TV mount, (Kanto PS300). However the ideal place to put it (visually for the room), lies between two studs. We want to open up the wall and frame in a faux 24" vertical stud, securely suspended between the real ones, then attach the TV mount...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi All! I'm new and a bit of a beginner when it comes to diy projects like this one. My father is the woodworker, and he and I are looking to build some floating shelves in my kitchen utilizing the following method: Essentially, driving 5/8" threaded rods into studs and mounting 2x12s onto...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Our house was flooded in hurricane Harvey. When we had volunteers demoing our house, most of these brackets that were in the mortar of the brick wall and fastened to the back of the studs, were removed. When the house was being constructed in 1978 these brackets were used every four feet and...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi! I'm remodeling the kitchen in my 1920s house and opened up a wall opposite a staircase to add shelves between the studs. I found these supports between the studs and I don't know if removing them will affect the structural integrity of the wall or the stairs. Should I abandon my plan for...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, I am trying to install a Flowwall shelf system in my garage. One of the three walls is poured concrete. I have read a lot about different concrete anchor systems and methods, however, the more I read the more confused I get at this point as there are many ways of doing this. My...
  11. Remodeling
    I would like to start by saying i have never done any drywall work. You can tell me to hire someone but I wont listen. So with that out of the way, how should I go about supporting the drywall that am going to use to finish this gap left by removing the wall? Original thread about wall...
  12. Electrical
    Hi All, I'm installing a vanity-style light on a wall (not in a bathroom, but for a picture wall). The problem is that my wall has weirdly spaced studs (about 13" rather than 16" as far as I can tell with my studfinder). I was planning on mounting it with a fan box/braced J-box, but I can't...
  13. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello all! We are intermediate-level DIY-ers remodeling our master bathroom. We removed the 70s-era ceiling-mounted hung-by-chains lights over the vanity and plan to install vanity lights on the wall over each sink. We have a long vanity with two bowls. Currently each sink/faucet is centered...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    We have discovered that our home improvement is going to be a marathon project, thank to some :censored: practices that, I swear, have ascended to Avernus. Please help me find a safe way to remove brick wainscoting, 4 feet high, and the stucco, from the sides of our house. Hip roof. The wall...
  15. Drywall & Plaster
    I will be installing drywall in the basement of my house. The problem is the basement wall consists of the upper 1/2 built of wood studs and the bottom 1/2 concrete as the basement foundation only goes up part way. What should I do to make a complete drywall from top to bottom.
  16. Building & Construction
    I want to add a door to a bedroom/office and it looks like there's never been one (we pressure-mounted a shower curtain...). The opening is 94" x 37" and there is a 3" 'header' and stud coming in from one side of the wall. See below for a pic. Before I get started I'm wondering why the...
  17. Building & Construction
    Hey guys! So I am renovating my garage and I have this open space in the wall where an old door used to be. The bricks have been laid to close the outside wall already. However, my question is how to proceed to patch it up on the inside? My first guess is to simply build a small wood stud...
  18. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Ok, my question is this. My husband just got done ripping out our shower (because it was gross and leaking) we were planning on installing cement backer board and then some sort of membrane. When we ripped off the wall with the faucet and shower head though we found that all of the studs have...
  19. Remodeling
    I want to Frame a 13'x5' interior knee wall with a 3' door opening in the middle. This will storage in my attic. Doorway will be 3'x3' Should I: A. Construct an 8'x5' wall & a 5'x5' wall & put the doorway on one side of the 8' wall. B. Construct one large 13' wall cut from 14' 2x4's C. Create 2...
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